FIRST EDITION OF LAURIE R. KING'S FIRST NOVEL, SIGNED BY HER
KING, Laurie R. A Grave Talent. New York: St. Martin's Press, (1993). Octavo, original black paper boards, original dust jacket. $650.
First edition, first issue of King's debut mystery, signed by her on the title page.
King's first novel, and the first in what would become a series of mysteries starring police inspector Kate Martinelli, A Grave Talent "boasts an appealing female detective and a few good shocks delivered close to the end" (Publishers Weekly). It won the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award for Best First Novel. First issue, with inverted Hebrew on dedication page. Extra dust jacket included.
A fine signed copy.